The ROM's 'Viva Mexico!' Show Spotlights Artifact and Cultural Garb

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 12, 2017
References: rom.on
The ROM's 'Viva Mexico!' exhibit aims to expose Toronto's art lovers to the nation's rich history and heritage with a range of cultural clothing items, handmade jewelry pieces and textile displays. Showcasing the artistry and craftsmanship behind each item, the exhibit will appeal to history buffs as well as those studying fashion design and construction techniques.

The show is sponsored by Mexico's tourism board and is currently on display at the Royal Ontario Museum's textile wing. Spotlighting artifacts ranging from the 1940s to the 1960s, this exhibit is a celebration of culture, creativity and Mexican iconography.

In addition to exploring the nation's signature style aesthetic, this exhibit also dives into historic embroidery, beading and weaving practices, illustrating how culture can influence fashion's ongoing evolution.